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Mark Hughes: Manchester United should target some of Europe’s best strikers

To fill the central position in their front three Manchester United should target some of Europe’s best strikers, according to Mark Hughes. 

Manchester United should target some of Europe’s best strikers to fill the central position in their front three, according to Mark Hughes.

United has scored 53 goals in the Premier League this season, but they have failed to break down the defences of some of the competition’s strongest teams.

And he believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could pursue Kane from Tottenham Hotspur and Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

“I’ve seen United lots and they have good quality at the top end of the pitch. Rashford and Greenwood are highly thought of,” he told Sky Sports.

“For me, they needed the Cavani of five years ago when he was in his pomp; they’ve probably got him at the wrong time.”

“He’s still an outstanding centre forward. When I see him in this team, I just think he gives them a bit more focus. He gives them the confidence to play it into his feet and things happen around him.”

“With Martial as well, they [him, Rashford and Greenwood] all want to play in any position other than down the middle. Rashford prefers to be on the left-hand side, Martial prefers to be on the left. Greenwood prefers the right-hand side.”

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“They’ve all been tried down the middle but you sense not one of them wants to be there. So, they need to get someone with the quality to play down the middle and give them that focus.”

Asked if Kane or Haaland were the answer to United’s problem in that position, Hughes responded: “They’re the type of player they need to be in the market for.”

“How accessible or how much ability United will have in the transfer market to get those players, who knows, because there are a lot of clubs that would covet them.”

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